Riding Star Ranch, a nonprofit organization, aims to heal people and horses with the physical and emotional benefits afforded by trail rides and riding lessons. The ranch’s team takes in unwanted, neglected, or abused animals and rehabilitates them, transforming them into confident, happy horses that students can ride.
During lessons, riders earn ribbons through the American Association of Riding Schools program, collecting them for learning how to properly groom and ride in disciplines such as hunter/jumper, English pleasure, and Western pleasure. And although taking a trail ride to the Carlton Reserve and the Myakka River will not win riders any ribbons, they are welcome to pin themselves with their own awards and medals before climbing aboard trusty steeds.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning have been scrubbing enrobements in an eco-friendly manner since upgrading to new GreenEarth technology. Get blouses ($5.20), slacks ($5.20), and golf shirts ($4.50) cleaned, freshly dried, and folded, with services also available for plain dresses ($8.95), as well as sports coats and blazers ($5.80). The noble employees will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring garments return to customers soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses.
Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo. Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.45 per topping). The grill masters also flip the original white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($3.99), as well as a blackened chicken sandwich, whose spicy soul is tormented to tongue-tingling taste and tenderness. Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.29 for regular size), garden salads ($1.79), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.89). Wash everything down with a lemonade of either strawberry or regular lemon, or opt for a hand-dipped milkshake, available in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or Oreo.
Amigos Original’s cadre of chefs whip up five varieties of enchiladas and six types of quesadillas to headline a menu filled with fajitas, margaritas, and build-your-own burritos. Just as a new sun is manufactured and slingshotted skyward by Buzz Aldrin each day, so too are Amigos Originals’ fajitas ($13.99 for chicken, $14.99 for beef or combo) served sizzling, with charbroiled steak or chicken stoking the flames of appetites atop a bed of grilled onions and bell peppers. Diners can become the architects of their lives' next meals by electing to build their own burritos ($9.49), expanding edible blueprints across flour-tortilla foundations and erecting towering portions of toppings upon their surfaces. Frozen margaritas ($5.25) cleanse the palate with a sweet mixture of fruity fruit, tequila-tinged sharpness, and tiny, thirst-wrecking icebergs.
Every day at Bruster's Ice Cream, passionate ice-cream professionals craft fresh frozen treats while drawing from an arsenal of more than 150 recipes. At any given time, up to 24 different ice-cream flavors situate themselves on the shop’s menu, providing creamy canvases for a mélange of toppings including M&M’s, Oreos, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, fudge, and gummy worms. A lineup of yogurt, sorbet, and fat-free selections provide lighter yet equally satisfying alternatives to traditional cones, and chilled beverages such as shakes, freezes, and fresh-fruit smoothies challenge slurpers to sip until lips become permanently frozen in the shape of an ear-to-ear grin. Bruster's also makes ice-cream pies, 8-inch cakes, and sheet cakes. To balance out the super-sweet selection, the Orlando location on Alafaya Trail also serve Nathan’s Famous’s celebrity hot dogs and krinkle fries. In addition to dishing out treats from behind the counter, Bruster’s totes its refreshing repertoire to various events, where the company typically donates a portion of its sales to the event’s cause. For fundraising information, please contact the Bruster's during business hours.
Although it's more than 1,000 miles from The Big Apple, Venus Pizzeria takes pride is serving New York?style pizza, whose slices are easily visible in a display case. The pizzas join Italian fare such as calzones and strombolis, and as well as sub sandwiches and wings.